McGrew, a four-star and the No. 10-ranked running back in the country, will decide between UCLA, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, and California. The thinking heading into the announcement is that he's ultimately going to decide between UCLA and Washington.
McGrew was a UCLA lean for a long time, but earlier this spring, he mentioned that UCLA had fallen out of touch with him, which opened him up to different schools. Since then, the Bruins have made up a considerable amount of ground, to the point where the Bruins might be back in the lead heading into today. Still, Washington head coach Chris Petersen has developed a very good relationship with McGrew over the last few months, which could prove significant for the talented back.
In terms of potential impact, McGrew has versatility. Even though he's a smaller back, he has the toughness and strength to run between the tackles. His best asset is probably his speed. He recently clocked a 10.66-second 100m in track, and that speeed shows up even when the pads are on. He is very good at catching the ball out of the backfield, and is adept on swings and wheel routes. He could very well project as a Damien Thigpen-type back for UCLA.
He's a former teammate of Josh Rosen as well, and the two formed a very effective backfield tandem for St. John Bosco the last two years.
Here's the most recent interview we did with McGrew, previewing his announcement:
Here are our most recent highlights of McGrew:
Here are the most recent season highlights of the running back: